Not sure if is the same general concept, but I've often noticed that winds from a northern or eastern direction seem to be more boisterous and wild than winds of the same speeds from the more usual west or south direction.
Of course, Gavin P. has been telling us quite a lot in his most recent videos that this is a very unusual situation which we are as named storms normally occur when the jet stream is coming straight at us across the Atlantic with a more zonal setup, so to get one when the jet stream is more buckled with a much more meridional setup such as what we have just now is very rare indeed.
As a result of that, most of our biggest wind gusts usually come from the west or SW. Here in Edinburgh, we have had some high wind gusts before from the east or NE and those are usually very boisterous due to those winds coming straight in from off the North Sea. However, these are much less common and tend to occur in those type of zonal setups where the jet steam is further south, resulting in those low pressure systems taking a much more southerly track with that resulting in our winds coming from the east or NE due to those low pressure systems passing to our south.
Since our named storms usually come from more zonal setups, this means that storm force winds from the north or the south (especially if there is an eaasterly component to the latter of those two cases), are probably even rarer still and in all of the time that I have been a member of this forum, this has probably only been the first time ever, that I have reported any sort of high wind gusts from the north.
As I write, I can also report that the maximum wind gust at Edinburgh Gogarbank has now increased to 46.0 mph from the north as at 10pm tonight.
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26 November 2021 22:31:02
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